Manchester
Kennebec County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 21 August 2020)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson and from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the town of Manchester include:
Bassville
Hallowell Cross Roads
Manchester (2)
Victor



Manchester (2)


28 May 1856:
   Manchester (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1929 March 4:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1939 October 9:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1946 June 15:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four double horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 21 mm.
      

2020:
   Manchester post office. 31 Readfield Road; Manchester, Maine. 04351. Lat./Long.: N 44°19′09″ x W 69°51′01″.
      

today:
   Manchester (2) post office is still in operation.